Sketch it out at Atomic Sketch

February 3rd, 2012 :: 2 comments :: permalink

Every month, local artists gather together at Green Eye Lounge for an event called Atomic Sketch. Some people sketch and sell their art, others doodle, and some just come to hang out. I was reluctant to go, since I’m not always comfortable in the bar scene, but I went to support my friend Adam. I ended up feeling inspired to sketch more for myself and a little ill from one too many rum and cokes.

It would personally make me nervous to have people watch me sketch so intensely, but Adam seems to thrive on it. As I watched, he quickly finished drawing a picture I dubbed “Meow Cat.”

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Vanilla Custard

December 19th, 2011 :: 0 comments :: permalink

Our original idea was to make custard to fill puff pastries, but while making it we realized it was enough of a dessert on its own and maybe too much in a pastry. You can top the custard with blueberries, lemon zest, powdered sugar, raspberries and I’m sure much more.

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Fall in Chicago

November 3rd, 2011 :: 0 comments :: permalink

Fall is my favorite season in Chicago. The leaves are beautiful and I love bringing out all of my comfy sweaters and scarves. I dread winter, although this year has been oddly manageable. Around this time I started thinking of hobbies I could take on so I don’t go stir crazy in the winter months. I’ve always cooked, but the last few months especially, Dustin and I have been cooking from scratch and experimenting with foods I’ve never cooked before. I’ve decided to start a blog showing new recipes I’ve found. I’m sure the food will change drastically through the months since I get bored easily. I’ve gone through different phases of cooking. I’ve cooked raw, vegan, carnivorous, and vegetarian (been on that one for quite a while). Come fall I’m ready for some comfort food and probably some well needed fat storage for the winter. That’s where I will start.